(Reasons + Fix) When I Follow Someone on TikTok, it Automatically Unfollows

Have you been having trouble following someone on TikTok? You could have seen that the “Follow” button doesn’t work and it automatically gets unfollowed. If that’s the case, you’re not alone; many other TikTok users have had the same issues.

This post will discuss some of the reasons why you may not be able to follow someone on TikTok, as well as some possible solutions to this issue.

After reading this, you should have a better grasp of the problem at hand and an idea of how to approach a solution. If you’re sick of seeing a disabled “Follow” button and are ready to start interacting with your favorite TikTok artists, read on!

Why does TikTok unfollow someone when I follow them

Short Answer: TikTok unfollows someone when you follow them because you are using third-party tools, your account is flagged for suspicious activity, you surpassed the daily follow limit, there are some glitches in your app, or because TikTok services are having issues.

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1. Reached the maximum follow limit

TikTok hasn’t mentioned it anywhere in their ‘Community Guidelines’ or ‘Spam Policy,’ but we have confirmed through our testing that a maximum follow limit is applied to each user.

That means you cannot follow more than a particular number of users in an hour and day. The limits are set on hour and day basis. We do not have a particular number for the limitation, but you can only follow around 30 accounts in an hour on TikTok.

Exceeding the limit will disable your ability to follow anyone. The same limitation applies when you unfollow people from your account.

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Wait for at least 24 hours before you can follow any new account. And do not keep following accounts on TikTok as a rapid action.

2. Use of third-party tools detected

There are a ton of websites out there that offer a variety of services for social media apps like TikTok. Well, if TikTok detects the use of any third-party tool from your account, it can restrict features, including following someone.

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Never use third party services that claims to help you getting followers and reach.

3. Your account is flagged

In its Community Guidelines, TikTok has mentioned its definition of suspicious activity in the ‘Platform Security‘ section. If a user is found to be involved in any of the mentioned activities, their account could face a temporary or permanent ban based on the parameter set by TikTok.

In some situation, Tiktok flags an account and restrict their ability to follow a user. And if you have been flagged, you will see TikTok automatically unfollowing the account you just followed.

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Never violate TikTok’s Community Guidelines.

4. Your app version glitched

Like any other app, TikTok might have temporary bugs and glitches which affect the features offered in the app. You might not be able to use the features in the app as intended.

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  • Restart the app
  • Restart your device once
  • Update the app
  • Log out and log in again

5. TikTok services are down

It’s unlikely that TikTok is not letting you follow someone because there are issues with their services, but we still have consider this possibility.

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Check TikTok service status on third party tracker websites like Downdetector.com. You can also check related updates on the official TikTok Twitter handle

Well, there is nothing that you can do on your end. Just keep an eye on the service status of TikTok.   or third-party tracker sites like

Why can’t I follow someone on TikTok?

Answer in Nutshell: You can’t follow someone on TikTok because your account has been restricted, you have reached the follow-limit, you have blocked the user, your account have been flagged or because there are issues with your app version.


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1. Does TikTok have a limit on how many people you can follow?

TikTok enforces hourly and daily limitations to curb suspicious user behavior. Research indicates that there is a daily restriction of 200 accounts that may be followed on TikTok. There are only 30 accounts you may follow in an hour. If you follow more than 30 people per hour or 200 people per day, your account will be restricted.

Final Words

In conclusion, there are a few potential causes for your TikTok following problems. When experiencing problems with your account, it’s crucial to identify the root reason, which might be anything from a privacy setting to a technical fault to a user block to a suspension or ban. We’ve included as many potential causes as we could think of to help you zero in on the real problem.

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